Three 16-year-olds, Antinea Ascione, Lauren Ali and Yanik
Quesnel, will be heading off to New Mexico, Wales and Costa
Rica respectively on United World Colleges (UWC) scholarship
The trio collected documents confirming their successful applications
at a ceremony organised by UWC (T&T) Trust chairman Dr
Axel Kravatsky, sponsors and members of the national committee
at the Marriott Hotel on Monday.
Kravatsky said the UWC offers a unique pre-university experience
to young people between the ages of 15 and 18, dedicated to
boosting international understanding and co-operation and
turning the students into young men and women who can make
a positive impact on the lives of the people of their countries.
Today, there is a network of 11 United World Colleges and
students study towards the International Baccalaureate (IB)
for two years and at the college in Venezuela. Currently,
one student Kerishma Ramoutar, is studying towards an Agricultural
Farm Management Diploma in three years.
Sponsors of the programme include Aegis Management Solutions,
BWIA, CMMB, Schlumberger and Terra Forma. Two students now
in their second year, Sera-Leigh Ghouralal now in Hong Kong
and Ashley Jhagroo in Canada, shared their experiences with
Criteria for the scholarships are that students must be currently
preparing for CXC examinations, be between 16 and 17 and be
talented inside and outside of the classroom.